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Best Books of 2016

Posted: December 8, 2016 at 11:14 am by , in Breaking News, Featured

Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer of the Boulder Bookstore, Liesl Freudenstein – children’s buyer at the Boulder Bookstore and Cathy Langer, the head buyer at Tattered Cover join us to review the top sellers and their personal favorite books of 2016. Image: Left to Right – Liesl Freudenstein, Cathy Langer, Arsen Kashkashian

Arsen Kashkashian’s picks:

  • Lyrics – Bob Dylan
  • On Trails – Robert Moore
  • Nicotine – Nell Zink
  • Reputations – Juan Gabriel Vásquez
  • Nutshell – Ian McEwan
  • In Sunlight or Shadow – Lawrence Block

Liesl Freudenstein’s picks

  • The Blackthorn Key – Kevin Sands
  • Scythe – Neal Shusterman
  • Heartless – Marissa Meyer
  • Du Iz Tak? – Carson Ellis
  • Ada Twist, Scientist – Andrea Beaty, David Roberts
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 2) – J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay.

Cathy Langer’s picks:

  • The Hidden Life of Trees : What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery
  • Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – JD Vance
  • The Earth Is Weeping : The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West – Peter Cozzens
  • News of the World  – Paulette Jiles
  • A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
  • Swing Time – Zadie Smith
  • Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
  • Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi